Silverstone Unveils Tundra Lite Series Closed Loop Liquid CPU Coolers
John Williamson / 1 year ago
Silverstone has launched its latest update to the Tundra all-in-one liquid cooling series. The Tundra Lite or TD-Lite comes in two variants, a compact 120mm model and dual fan, 240mm version. Both units feature a 0.2mm micro-channel water block design which allows for enhanced heat dissipation. This is accompanied by a large 100% copper base which features an attractive blue LED indicator. The tubing is constructed from rubber and has a thick diameter to improve reliability and add flexibility. As you might expect the radiator is aluminium based and not copper to reduce production costs.
Each product is fully compatible with pretty much every socket on the planet including LGA775, 115x, 1366, 2011, 2011-v3, AMD2, AMD3, FM1 and FM2. The bundled fans look remarkably similar to the highly regarded FQ121 but operate an RPM of 1500-2500. In terms of specifications, the fans are powered by a 4 pin PWM, hit a peak airflow of 92.5CFM whilst maintaining an acoustical noise of 18-35 dBA. When it comes to static pressure, the fans are capable of 3.5mm/H20. From the press release, it’s difficult to say what the exact fan structure is but it looks like a Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) SKU.
Silverstone have assured me that the TD02-Lite and TD03-Lite will be in stock on the 13th July. The recommend end-user price which is subject to change and retailer margins is $64.50 and $83.44 excluding VAT. Notice term used there is VAT and not tax which is rather strange. VAT should apply to the UK region and perhaps it was a miscommunication in the press release and simply meant sales tax. Nevertheless, I’m surprised Silverstone has launched another water cooling revision considering the TD02-E and TD03-E are still relatively new. Perhaps the Lite refers to a new budget line and designed to take on the Rajintek Triton and other coolers around the £70 price point.